I have been a teacher since the age of 12 and I have learned a lot. I have learned that the important things in life are not always easy and that is why I do what I do. Some of my greatest accomplishments were just being who I am and doing what I love, and I have been lucky and thankful for the people that have come into my life.
I know one thing for sure, I have a few more years of life as a teacher myself. I have been a teacher for over 35 years and have learned more from my experiences and lessons with others, from my own mistakes.
Taylor is one of the founding members of the school of teaching, it is an internationally acclaimed institution that teaches for the past ten years. He teaches in the UK and is also an instructor at the University of Texas in Austin. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI and the University of Texas in Austin.
Taylor has recently been visiting us as a guest speaker, offering his insights into his work and some of the things he’s learned along the way. He is currently in New York for his next teaching gig and will be speaking at our next webinar in Boston on Saturday, October 14.
Taylor is one of the best educators I know. He is so inspiring and is a great example of a person who goes out from his comfort zone to try something new. If you like what you see here and want to learn more, you can check out his website at www.taylorslife.com.
This is the second post from this series.
Taylor is not the only one we have spoken of who goes through this, but he’s the first to tackle the question of whether or not there is a difference between being a teacher and being a coach. In fact, he was the first person to give us a definition of the two. Coach is a title given to a person who has the skills to be a good coach. Teacher is a title given to somebody who is in training for the job of a teacher.
I want to get the definition of Teacher from your site and it’s not a good one. I have a theory that the purpose of a teacher is to teach the person who has the skills to be a good teacher. We’re pretty much talking about a teacher who is in training to be a good teacher. I’m not sure if it’s the same thing as teaching a bad person. Maybe it is. I feel the same way when I hear one of these people being a coach.
Forgive me for this, but there is a difference between a coach and a teacher. A coach is not a teacher. A coach is a person who gives a coach a set of instructions to follow. A coach is a person who has the ability to lead a group of people in a certain direction. A coach could be a teacher, and a teacher could be a coach.